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Catedral

Catedral Review

The city's cathedral is a repository of art from the Quiteña school, which combined themes of Spanish and indigenous cultures: Jesus preaching in the Andes or the Wise Men mounted on llamas in the Nativity scene. The exceptional sculpting abilities of Manuel Chili Caspicara can be appreciated in the 18th-century tableau The Holy Shroud, which hangs behind the choir, and in the intricate designs of the rococo Chapel of St. Anne, in the right aisle. The building also houses the volcanic rock-hewn tomb of Quito's liberator, Antonio José de Sucre. A guided tour in Spanish or English is included in your admission price. Enter around the corner on Venezuela.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Plaza de la Independencia, visitors entrance at Venezuela N3–117 at Espejo, Centro, Quito, 170130 | Map It
  • Phone: 02/257–0371
  • Cost: $3 for tour
  • Hours: Mon.–Sat 9:30–4, Sun. 10–2
  • Location: Old City
Updated: 02-22-2013

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